2022-2023 Board Members
Secretary - Meghan Higgins
Attends monthly PTO meetings, takes notes, emails minutes to board for approval. Other board members can sub if needed.
Treasurer - Julie Bletzinger
Growing up my mom was always involved in my school activities and I absolutely loved having her around, so even though I was brand new to AGS in 2020, I figured I'd jump right in and continue the tradition! I have two little girls, Lily is in 2nd grade and Addison was lucky enough to get into the Early Childhood program (love it), am a full time REALTOR® and love volunteering with Batavia Mainstreet's downtown events also so you'll probably see me around town if you don't at school!
Director of Ways and Means - Jocelyn Crawford
The best way to get out in our community is to volunteer! Fortunately, our AGS/EC community has an amazing pool of friendly and generous volunteers. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you're not sure what type of volunteer role is right for you.
Director of Classroom Support - Holly Miller
The Director of Classroom Support:
Recruits and coordinates room parents.
Directs room parents on planning class parties and serves as a resource to help room parents navigate planning.
Communicates updates and information to be shared with classroom parents, recruits and oversees team to plan staff appreciation week.
Director of Communications - Kate Katich
The Director of Communications:
Creates and sends the weekly PTO newsletter, The Gator Gazette;
Updates the AGS/EC PTO Facebook page;
Sends PTO information to Diane Cronin to be included in the AGS Messenger;
Updates the AGS PTO website, agspto.org; and
Coordinates the production of the AGS Yearbook
Sergeant At Arms - Heather Kwitschau
Long-time PTO volunteer, fifth and final year serving on the board. I am so grateful for the years my family has enjoyed being part of the AGS family. I love sharing this community with you. I welcome your email at any time if you have questions, or are interested in serving in any way.
Our school was named in honor of Miss Alice Gustafson, a prominent Batavian and respected educator. Born on May 2, 1892, she graduated from Batavia High School in 1911. She was an educator in Batavia from 1922-1956 and served as a teacher at both Grace McWayne School and Louise White School. For the last 18 years of her career, she was the principal of Louise White School. Miss Gustafson died on June 12, 1979.
Alice Gustafson School was opened in 1957 and was dedicated on February 9, 1958. Four additions have been made to the original Alice Gustafson School building. The first was completed in 1969, the second in 1989, the third in 2000, and the most recent addition, the district Early Childhood Center, was completed in 2008. (Sources: Little Town in a Big Woods, by Marilyn Robinson and John Gustafson’s Historic Batavia by Marilyn Robinson and Jeffrey D. Schielke)
Current enrollment at Alice Gustafson school is approximately 400 students, with a staff of approximately 60 certified and non-certified individuals for the K-12 program.
Information about our school’s profile and academic performance is available from the Illinois Interactive Report Card at the following website: iirc.niu.edu.